Battlefield 6 could have its own free-to-play mode, hints recent survey

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A recent survey circulated around the Battlefield community could offer some hints at what EA and DICE have planned for Battlefield 6 (now confirmed to be Battlefield 2042) in terms of new and returning features.

The survey, shared by YouTuber Lossy (opens in new tab) (via VGC (opens in new tab)), asks Battlefield fans a series of questions, gauging their interest - from “not at all interested” to “extremely interested” - in seeing a variety of features in the next Battlefield game.

Some of the features mentioned in the questions include a free-to-play game mode; map updates, such as the “existing map changing part of its components”; a Battle Pass with a “progression system to unlock cosmetic content in a free and a premium line”; and a Guild/Clan system allowing players to “invite or join a group of up to 100 people to help connect and play with them through features like Clan chat, Clan challenges, Clan stats etc.)”.

A free-to-play mode is probably one of the more interesting features mentioned in the survey, especially as leaker TheLongSensation (AKA Tom Henderson) has previously claimed that DICE has had a Battlefield Battle Royale in the works at some stage, suggesting the studio wants to create their own version of Activision’s successful free-to-play Call of Duty: Warzone.

Unfortunately, a survey isn’t really any kind of definitive confirmation of what we’ll see in Battlefield 6 when it launches and while it’s possible the responses to these questions could help EA and DICE shape plans for the future, Battlefield 6 is still something of a mystery.

No guarantees

We’re hoping, however, that we don’t have too much longer to wait to get some official information on Battlefield 6, as a recent report has pointed to a May reveal. 

GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb told a fan who asked when the game would be revealed that “Things are still fluid, they haven’t announced anything publicly yet, but my understanding is that they’re [EA] probably looking at May”, adding that this was no guarantee. May does, however, line up with EA’s previous confirmation that Battlefield 6 will be revealed “in the Spring”.

Battlefield 6 doesn’t have a firm release date just yet but it’s expected to launch later this year on consoles and PC.

Emma Boyle is TechRadar’s ex-Gaming Editor, and is now a content developer and freelance journalist. She has written for magazines and websites including T3, Stuff and The Independent. Emma currently works as a Content Developer in Edinburgh.